SOURCE: The New Yorker
Historian Ivan Jablonka's history of the idea of patriarchy suggests that feminists should recognize the current wave of male grievance as an opportunity to renegotiate the entire social compact of gender that has been built up over centuries of male power.
SOURCE: The Guardian
by Thomas Zimmer
The entire idea of substantive due process under the 14th Amendment is called into question by the draft opinion, potentially threatening reproductive rights, civil rights, and sexual freedom in service of a reactionary ideal of patriarchal society.
by Claire Potter
"Memo to radical conservative activists: despite your wettest fantasies, “libs” don’t cry at moments like this. We get angry, really angry. And we fight."
SOURCE: Boston Review
by Judith Levine
The elision of children’s interests and parents’ rights is not just bad grammar, however. It is an expression of conservative “pro-family” ideology, which posits the family as an indivisible unit where everyone’s interests are unanimous.
SOURCE: Foreign Affairs
by Erica Chenoweth and Zoe Marks
"Fully free, politically active women are a threat to authoritarian and authoritarian-leaning leaders—and so those leaders have a strategic reason to be sexist."
by Bethany Moreton
White American Christians have embraced aggressive patriarchy as access to social and economic power has become more concentrated in fewer hands.
SOURCE: Made By History at The Washington Post
by Anna K. Danziger Halperin
Today’s child-care crisis may have been fueled by the outbreak, but it is not new. It has been simmering below the surface for decades and can be traced back to President Richard M. Nixon’s 1971 veto of federally funded universal child care.
Historians Keisha N. Blain and Daina Ramey Berry Featured in Politico Article on the Biggest Problems Women Face Today
The historians were featured alongside Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, and more.
by Ruth Rosen
Via Flickr.Originally posted on openDemocracy.Until recently, you could have lived your entire life in the United States and never have bumped into any Jewish Orthodox Hasidim, who live in scattered communities, mostly in the New York’s borough of Brooklyn. In the last few years, however, the media have publicized the Hasidim’s cultural clashes with their non-fundamentalist neighbours. In each instance, the conflict has pitted the Hasidic view of women’s modest traditional dress and their appropriate role in the family, on the streets, and in their community against the sexualized dress and behaviour of their neighbours.
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